Category: Food Business

Posts about food business, start-ups, entrepreneurship – includes courses, students starting businesses or working in business fields, and events

Giselle Kennedy Lord Named James Beard Foundation National Scholar

Gastronomy at BU is proud to announce that student Giselle Kennedy Lord was recently selected as the James Beard Foundation National Scholar Northwest. The JBF National Scholars Program “provides ten high-impact scholarships of $20,000 each to food-focused candidates of exceptional talent.” Winners are chosen based on academic standing, personal recommendations, and professional recommendations. “My application […]

Upcoming Events

Gastronomy students!!! You may be interested in these upcoming events. Check ’em out! Venture Capital Investment for Food The top 25 U.S. food and beverage companies lost an equivalent of $18 billion in market share between 2009 and 2016. Venture capitalists are shelling out billions hoping to transform agriculture and scale food ventures that reduce […]

Gastronomy Summer Courses

Registration for summer term classes begins on Thursday, February 23. Take a look at the offerings from the Gastronomy department. Summer Term 1 Gastronomy Classes MET ML 641 Anthropology of Food – with Dr. Karen Metheny Summer 1 (May 24-June 28), Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 9 PM What can food tell us about human […]

Course Spotlight: Cultural Entrepreneurship

This post is the first in a series highlighting the ways students utilize Boston University’s many resources to cater the Gastronomy program to their own interests and needs. by Carlos Olaechea I’m sure many if not all Gastronomy students have run into a situation in which you are discussing your degree program with family, friends, […]

Decoding Alternative Food Communities

by Ariel Knoebel I stared down at the entangled green tendrils in the dirt, thinking to myself “What is tatsoi, anyway?” I was embarrassed to ask. Everyone else seemed to know exactly what they were doing as they crouched between the rows of bushy greens, chatting while weeding with expert hands until perfectly straight rows […]